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    How are you planning to quilt yours?

    With so many bulky seams, I'm not really sure how I want to tackle this. I may just do all over swirls, but I'm still afraid I'll hit one of those big seams & break a needle if I'm really focused on the FMQ. Trying to quilt each block seems daunting, I'm not sure what I'd do, my FMQ skills are still pretty rudimentary.

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    I was thinking the same thing. I am going to do a large design. What color of thread do you plan to use?

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      #3
      Bonnie has a LA and always quilts hers with all-over pantos. In one of her Quiltcams she says her patterns are so busy it is not worth wasting time in custom quilting which won't be noticed at the end. Yet I would like to make different things on the pinwheels, like continuous curve, and a denser filler everywhere else.

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        #4
        I haven't decided on thread yet, because I haven't decided on backing, lol. I'm thinking of doing a pieced back with the leftover teal & purple - I have a lot left, plus all the "extras". My neural is a pale, freckled yellow, so it will need to be fairly light, I think.

        Good point about the pattern being really busy. But me neutrals are all the same so it's maybe not AS busy, lol

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          #5
          I've just re-read Bonnie Hunter's instructions for the reveal and this is what she says:
          Frolic was quilted with a pale blue thread in an edge to edge design called A Little Bit of This by Barbara Decker.
          Because I am going to treat the center of the blocks differently, I will use light blue on them, but a very light beige in the filler everywhere else.

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            #6
            The weather still is so dark and gloomy I can't take any decent pics of my finished Frolic Quilt, but I posted a detail so that you can see how I FMQed it: I made continuous curves within the star blocks, then I echoed them and filled everywhere else with a meander. I finished the borders with echoeing straight lines with the walking foot.

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              #7
              I have uploaded a couple videos showing how I quilted the borders, the stars, and the bonus block. I minimally quilted to show off the piecing. https://youtu.be/bFyGeE_9sKQ
              https://youtu.be/_SFI4k78jFU
              https://youtu.be/KTdYw8PH7A4
              Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

              https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

              https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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              Frolic Mystery Quilt Along

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              Colors were announced here: https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2019/10/frolic-quiltville-winter-mystery-intro.html
              Black Friday is the first sewing clue released. Each Friday there after a new clue is posted on her blog. Bonnie Hunter fans from all over the world unite and sew together in the comfort of their home. It is not necessary to keep up, sew at your own pace. It is not necessary to use the suggested colors. If you have never done a quiltville mystery quilt before, I recommend sticking to the colors suggested. Any questions, just ask. Have a marathon of sewing blast!
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